Floods and heavy rain events over the past two years have had an enormous impact on our already battling rural roads.

To be able to address some of this impact, the elected Councillors set aside $7.5 million from the 2022-23 budget specifically for a local road repair program.

This fund is being used to target sections of local roads where excessive levels of maintenance are required to keep the road in a satisfactory condition, but the road is not deteriorated enough for inclusion in the annual roads work plan. We want to bring these roads up to a condition where the need for repeat maintenance will be minimised.

A total of 30 sections of road, on 22 roads, will be targeted through the program.

The sections of road identified for repair are those that regularly result in requests from the community for repair, need excessive maintenance and are in a condition that can be repaired (rather than requiring full reconstruction).

Map legend:

Orange icons - upcoming road improvements

Green icons - underway road improvements

Blue icons - completed road improvements

Sections of the following roads will receive attention under the $7.5 million roads program:

  • Oxley Street, Taree
  • Wherrol Flat Road, Wherrol Flat
  • Lansdowne Road, Lansdowne
  • Central Lansdowne Road, Central Lansdowne
  • Upper Lansdowne Road, Upper Lansdowne
  • Hannam Vale Road, Hannam Vale
  • Wallanbah Road, Gloucester
  • Wynter/Manning Streets roundabout, Taree
  • High/Pulteney Streets roundabout, Taree
  • Warwiba Road, Old Bar
  • South Heron Road, Old Bar
  • Kolinda Drive, Old Bar
  • Bulga Road, Bulga
  • Bowman Farm Road, Gloucester
  • Several roads in North Arm Cove
  • Red Head Road, Red Head
  • First Ridge Road, Smiths Lake
  • Mermaid Avenue, Hawks Nest
  • Booral Road, Bulahdelah
  • Willina Road, Coolongolook
  • Myall Street, Tea Gardens

  • Timeline

    • Timeline item 1 - complete

      $7.5 million roads program repairs project starts

    • Timeline item 2 - active

      $7.5 million roads program repairs project in progress

    • Timeline item 3 - incomplete

      $7.5 million roads program repairs project complete

    Contact us

    Have questions or want to learn more about a project, contact us below:

    Name MidCoast Council
    Phone 02 7955 7777
    Email council@midcoast.nsw.gov.au